Mutiny on the Amistad. The Saga of a Slave Revolt and its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy.
First edition of this important full-length treatment of the case of the Amistad, arguably the most significant legal case involving slavery before the Dred Scott decision. In 1839, Joseph Cinqué and other Blacks on a Spanish slave ship revolted in the Caribbean. They steered the ship to America where it was seized by American officials and the enslaved men were jailed in Connecticut. The incident erupted in an international controversy as the Spaniards insisted on their rights to their property as American and English abolitionists entered the fray.
Description: Mutiny on the Amistad. The Saga of a Slave Revolt and its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy.
New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. 271 pages. First edition. Illustrated. A near fine copy in publisher’s binding and dust jacket.